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NorthWestern Energy offers Montana commercial customers energy-related training.  

Scholarships:
Employees of most companies served with NorthWestern Energy electricity are eligible for training and workshop scholarships.  Check each training for details.


2019 Training Opportunities: 


Adjustable Speed Drives and Energy Efficiency
May 7, 2019 in Billings at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Interested in helping your business save energy and money with a few simple operational improvements? We’ll be sharing tips to improve your facility’s operations at our Adjustable Speed Drive Applications and Energy Efficiency training on May 7!

Registration fee is waived for employees of companies that are NorthWestern Energy electric customers. To register, click here.


Installed Variable Frequency Drive and Electric Motor Best Practices
May 6 in Billings at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites
May 7 in Bozeman at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites
May 8 in Butte at the NorthWestern Energy General Office
May 9 in Great Falls at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites
May 10 in Missoula at ….To Be Determined


Attendees will learn basic Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) installation best practices, how to estimate operating costs for electric motor systems and to identify improvements in VFD and motor practices that increase system reliability and reduce downtime. Topics include: Getting the most from motors and the system they drive. Installation guidelines when removing and replacing a VFD and motors, documenting motor operation and VFD programming parameters, where to get the best motor rewinds and a model repair specification for ensuring quality repair. The presentation format includes interactive group discussions.

Registration fee is waived for employees of companies that are NorthWestern Energy electric customers. To register online click or copy and paste http://northwesternenergy.com/motors

Building Operator Certification® (BOC) Training
Level 1: Billings, MT April 29, 30, May 1, June 13, 14, July 15, 16 and 17
Level 2: Billings, MT May 2, 3, June 10, 11, 12, July 18 and 19
Venue:  Holiday Inn Express & Suites

No matter where your building is located or what it is used for, there’s one powerful tool that will make it run more efficiently: operator education.
Building systems are complex and interdependent. To get the most out of them, operators must be able to see the big picture. The Building Operator Certification® (BOC) program teaches facilities personnel to understand these systems and bring them collectively to peak efficiency.  To learn more about the BOC program visit: http://www.theboc.info/

Ready to earn your BOC credential? We are offering classes to obtain your BOC credential with Level 1 training and to expand your BOC credential with Level 2 training. 

Click here for detailed information on training and dates for the Level 1 and 2 BOC Training. 
Click here
 to register for BOC Level 1 or Level 2 training.
            
Scholarship:  Scholarships opportunities are available on an individual basis.  Recipients awarded scholarships will have the cost of registration ($1,400) waived. 

 
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